08/01/2012, Duisburg


  • Active participation by management and employees
  • Clarification of risks aimed at raising awareness of safety and health protection issues at work
  • Training sessions and forums for discussions, also for customers

Duisburg, August 1, 2012 – Klöckner & Co is committed to health and safety and as an official partner supports the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2012-13 on “Working together for risk prevention”. The campaign was initiated by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).

Gisbert Rühl, Chairman of the Management Board of Klöckner & Co SE: “Our employees are our most valuable resource. As a responsible employer, we do our utmost to provide our employees with the best possible working conditions. Safety and the protection of health in the workplace are of paramount importance to us. Therefore as an official partner, we support the 2012-2013 Healthy Workplaces Campaign on ‘Working together for risk prevention’.”

Since effective safety at work is only achieved when management and staff work together, one focus of the campaign rests on management’s ability to actively interact with employees. The aim of the initiative is to raise awareness for both management and employees regarding safety and protection of health in the workplace. This should create a sustainable culture of risk prevention.

Events on these themes, such as training sessions on safety at work and discussion forums will be coordinated by the official partners. And the focus is not just on the employees. Rühl: “We are aware that our SME customers do not always have the resources to organize effective safety at work. We aim to support our customers with training sessions and discussion forums and give them the opportunity for professional exchange.

Klöckner & Co is organizing various events for customers at selected European branch offices on the occasion of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work – from October 22 to October 26, 2012. More details and dates on this topic will be available on the Company’s website.

For further information regarding the campaign please visit http://www.healthy-workplaces.eu/en/hw2012.

About Klöckner & Co
Klöckner & Co is the largest producer-independent distributor of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies in the European and American markets combined. The core business of Klöckner & Co is the warehousing and distribution of steel and non-ferrous metals as well as the operation of steel service centers. Based on the Group's distribution and service network, more than 170,000 customers are supplied through around 290 locations in more than 20 countries. Currently Klöckner & Co employs around 11,200 employees. The Group had sales of around €7.1 billion in fiscal 2011.

The shares of Klöckner & Co SE are admitted to trading on the regulated market segment (Regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) with further post-admission obligations (Prime Standard). Klöckner & Co shares are listed in the MDAX®-Index of Deutsche Börse.

ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KC0100; Common Code: 025808576.

Christian Pokropp – Press Spokesperson
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Telephone: +49 (0) 203-307-2050
Fax: +49 (0) 203-307-5025
Email: christian.pokropp@kloeckner.com

Press Release 08/01/2012

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Christian Pokropp

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